An FBI document from December 2018 reveals the nation’s principal law enforcement agency warned of militant Antifa members plotting to “disrupt security operations” at America’s southern border.
The so-called anti-fascist movement reportedly planned to purchase guns from a Mexican-based drug cartel associate.
The protesters wanted to “stage an armed rebellion at the border,” the FBI reported to dozens of federal law enforcement agencies in the U.S. and Mexico.
The unclassified report was provided to the Union-Tribune on the condition the person providing it would not be named, and with the request that the entire document not be shared online because of the ongoing nature of the investigation.
Two additional law enforcement officials confirmed the investigation is ongoing, although no one has been charged. “Unclassified” means information can be released to people without a security clearance, but the document was also labeled “law enforcement sensitive,” which means it was intended to be seen only by those in law enforcement.
“This is an information report, not finally evaluated intelligence,” the six-page report states. “Receiving agencies are requested not to take action based on this raw reporting without prior coordination with the FBI.”
All other federal law enforcement agencies received the FBI report with “priority.”